Geslotencirkel
Jun 28 2006

megaweb

Continuing to meddle with Vista. Got sound working on the old AudioMax by Realtek and everything else seems to work since almost every error has a help article on the GINORMOUS m!cr0$0ft resource center. Not only is every software, but it seems every menu item has an error and suggested solutions knowledge base. Ontop of this is the user forum and feedback agents. It’s nice place to take a dip.

I’ve got Office Beta working now with printer and going to test using a scanner. It’s time consuming learning to walk again with Vista, but it only means its worth it for me. The navigation is intuitive and you hardly ever get stumped. And then all it takes is a search or a click (some errors are immideately followed by links to the knowledge base)


Jun 20 2006

ill be bak

Hey so I installed W!ndows Vista 64bit and its quite charming. Very hip! Of course its a free beta, now offered from the Micr0$0ft website. Problem is it lacks many drivers that I really hope microsoft gets around to completing or making manufacturers create. So, no sound for my vista with a freebie SBlive! from 1990s. However its worth a try if you have the HD space, its a great OS (from a consumers viewpoint that needs easy navigation around a computer). Actually it might be a bit too much, theres just so much shit to click on in this os! They snuck in some crazy computer sleep function and hid system shutdown under some rickclick menu. I guess ms0ft wants you to allways be connected to their update servers. Who knows, its a crazy environment for sure but which I think will be a great standard.


Jun 18 2006

read dis

Not much creative productivity past few days. Crazy stuff going on in Group E! Tomorrow morning Korea will play France! I doubt any fans will be out at city hall watching the game, but would be pretty dope wake up noise. Working towards a visa to australia lately and playing a bit of Guild Wars. Very very high standards in this game. I am very impressed with the engine and quality of gameplay. alas, until a more useful time..


Jun 15 2006

Flash and Modular

Got a couple of files to share today. I (again) taught my friend how to make a flash preloader. Simply start your project after frame 3, since frame 1 and 2 are taken by the preloader code and animation and must not be overlapped with your project.

Also made a drummachine patch for the nord modular. It detects notes pressed and then triggers different drum oscillators. These are mostly preset sounds for now, but at least it works really well. One strange thing I encountered using my midi sequencer is that the C3 note in Live5 is actually C4 for the Nord Modular. So keep that in mind. Not sure about Logic or other sequencers,  but this should be correct = note trigger range is C3-F#3. Screenshot here


Jun 14 2006

Internet Explorer 7

I started getting some wack gambling and free international call popups right after windows startup the other day. Nothing would get rid of this crap. Adaware missed it. ZoneAlarm found 6 tracking spyprogrs (! adaware sux), and still the popups would come up. What seems to have fixed this was a fresh install of Internet Explorer 7 that recently became available from Microsoft. This also coincided with me finally debugging my thousand year old website codes…

Turns out that in February, Internet Explorer blocks flash navigation all together. I’m not sure why they decided to update their browser like that, but I guess it had something to do with hax0rs. In anycase, after 6 months I finally found out about this, and went to fix my flash sites. What needs to be done is to either generate your webpage from a script, which is great in the first place (detect flash plugin, etc, style scripts are the must), or you can do a lengthy Adobe developer fix using some javascript. I found some script from a company providing cheap flash developing tools, that’s a lot quicker and easier to implement. They say it might not work 100%, but looking at it it seems to do the exact same thing as the lengthy Adobe code. Bla bla, anyway

go here if you need to fix your flash navigations for use in Internet Explorer.


Jun 12 2006

PC 2 Case

Oh jyeah Intensified Nerdatron. I got the pc done today after korean class. I just had to move the pitch wheel and shove a pc board in there. It seems to work fine. Running Live 5 with midi out, a USB hub, ps2 kbrd, usb maus, and that pcr50.


Jun 12 2006

WCup

watching loots of footy lately and finishing up the PC Suitcase. My modding journal has been getting loads of hits but I’ve been busy tearing what I made apart. I got a fast AMD XP 2500 (i think) in there with 512mb ram. It still needs fans and I have to move the pitch wheel over to the right, since the video cable ended up right under it. Also birthed this for some reason, guess Ableton owns me. Oh right I spend a whole night hexediting the Live 5 skin files. In the end it was just overwhelming but some smarter people have made original skins, and I understand how to switch the waveform color now. I am sure ableton is reworking the entire interface now, to allow people to change their skin colors, because the current skin file format is a mess, and lots of GUI objects are fixed to be matching colors (all section windows, all borders, etc). Who the hell cares about your software color..thats what I came to realize. I guess by allowing just a smidgen of something, will automatically trigger an ALL OR NOTHING response from a consumer. So hopefully ableton will get it right next time, or I’ll stop ranting about freaking skin colors and just use whats given…

Ok useless. But the world cup has been a great time killer. I only got excited watching Trinidad and Tobago fight back Sweden, tho. Argentina and Holland will have a great match next time for sure. June 22! Oh yeah also showing a great example of 2001 Brothomstates genius here. Not only is his musique unique & fun, but he knows how to code some crazy graphics toys.


Jun 5 2006

pee h pee

Got everything sorted with my favorite dirlist scripts, and probably the uploads through html will work too. Tested some Flash uploading examples, should maximize on that. I will fully integrate a file dump into this diary, here’s what works for now.

Itching to do some unusual navigation flash site as well, might have to do something with ALLWAYS, serving music files & useful tutorials.

Need to sketch out a tree branch and also do some Korean essays.


Jun 5 2006

tooltime

Spinning out of control into specifics! Well hopefully this will yield a nice music library, but only thing found today was puTTY. This free Secure Shell (SSH) client lets you tinker around linux servers, and probably much more. I’ve had to use it to set some permissions for folder actions in PHP.

Still reading some of Grant Morrison’s comics. Can’t say I recommend reading comics on a monitor, but if you have to do it, Cdisplay is it. tooltime tooltime.

The Invisibles comic is getting more out of hand and focusing a whole lot on historical writers, like Percy Shelley and Lord Byron dialogues…Also de Sade. And I’m still on volume 1 (1994).

+ Cleaning HDD for the coming of satan tomoro…


Jun 3 2006

Voice over IP

DID you know? that Skype is an essential communication software for todays age. Not only can you chat and log chats like any other messenger, but it does very good voice and video calling. For a small fee, you can even call land line phone numbers from your pc.

also Thunderbird, from the makers of Firefox browser we all love to use, is an excellent mail client like Outlook. It is very easy to use and setup spam filters, while easy on your system resources.

Cool thing about firefox and thunderbird are the customizeable layouts and the plugins that can make your internet fly. One fine and simple plugin is minimize to tray – letting you run thunderbird while it checks your mail every now and then, but not clutter your desktop or task bar. There are lot’s more, too many perhaps. I also add extra search engines to my firefox search bar, so I can look up dictionary, discographies, wikipedia, without having to go to their sites. A must.